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HD 7850 / 7850 iceQ / GTX 660 / 660 TFrzr

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January 8, 2013 2:47:33 PM

Please help me choose one from these video card

1. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (Price in my country : $212)

2. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (Price in my country : $232)

3. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (Price in my country : $236)

4. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (Price in my country : $260)

I really want to save my money that i don't need to spend, so help me pick one of these video card that "more worth it" than the others..

I'm overclocking GPU about just 5-20%, and i'll use this thing until 2-4 years in the future, so i want to keep it on it's optimal temperature so it's not broken easily

And i'm not planning to change it

I use this card to play new modern video game with 1920x1080 screen

More about : 7850 7850 iceq gtx 660 660 tfrzr

a b U Graphics card
January 8, 2013 2:50:54 PM

I'd take option 4 without a doubt.
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January 8, 2013 3:20:06 PM

is it really worth my money?

Than 7850, iceQ, and GTX 660 ?
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January 8, 2013 3:31:01 PM

In general, I think the 660 beats out the 7850 around stock settings. Having said that, the 7850 should overclock better. It kind of depends how comfortable you are pushing those cards.

I would take option 3 if you do not plan on overclocking much. I wouldn't spend the extra money on the MSI 660.
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January 8, 2013 3:53:59 PM

+1 to option 3.
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January 8, 2013 4:01:28 PM

I was gonna say option 3 if not overclocking, but OP did state he's gonna be overclocking, so that Twin Frozr cooler will work nicely for that.
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January 8, 2013 4:02:32 PM

Plus, gonna be using it for 2-4 years. For that, the $24 is probably worth spending. Only if overclocking though as I say.
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January 8, 2013 10:59:15 PM

Should i take 7850 iceQ and overclocked it

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gtx 660, but overclock it about 5% from stock speed

I'm not bought any GPU cooler
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a c 106 U Graphics card
January 8, 2013 11:05:53 PM

option 3 imo. a 30$ excess isnt worth the trouble for a 660
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January 9, 2013 7:11:42 AM

I wouldn't consider $24 high over 2-4 years (what else are you gonna spend it on?) but I'd agree that option 3 is a solid choice.
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January 9, 2013 7:53:01 AM

Option 3 +1

The stock fans aren't bad either. You can easily get a 10% OC on the reference 660 although the 7850 can be OCed to around 25% but its always better to buy the card that is faster at stock.
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January 9, 2013 8:06:16 AM

+1 to deciding based on stock performance.

You can never guarantee overclocks. Not every die that comes off the production line has the same amount of headroom - doesn't matter that it's the same model. You could say that 90% of a certain GPU will get a 5% overclock for example, 50% chance that it can gain 15% and 10% chance it can gain 25%. But there's never any guarantees on it. I saw a guy in the forums recently trying to RMA his cards because they weren't overclocking by the as much as other people were getting with the same model.
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January 9, 2013 8:08:44 AM

the gtx660 is worth the extra over the 7850.
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January 9, 2013 3:19:55 PM

LuTz said:
Should i take 7850 iceQ and overclocked it

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gtx 660, but overclock it about 5% from stock speed

I'm not bought any GPU cooler



Like others have said, you can't count on overclocking potential. You would need a good overclock out of the 7850 for it to consistently beat the 660. At those prices, I would take option 3 and overclock it 5-10% if you can. You'll be very happy with it.
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January 18, 2013 11:30:56 PM

Best answer selected by lutz.
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